Blemishes: Causes & Skin Care

by Insiya on January 12, 2011 · 35 comments

blemishes causes skin routineBlemishes: Causes & Skin Care

Blemishes just like acne can ruin one’s appearance resulting in lowering the confidence of a person. Blemishes refer to dark marks or skin discoloration left behind due to acne whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. They usually develop on the face, back, chest or upper arms but generally can spread on any part of the body with hair follicles or pores.

Causes of Blemishes

There are numerous things that lead to blemishes.

1. Genetics

Sometimes due to hormones, the pigment melanin (in charge of the skin color) could be in excess amounts on certain parts of the body compared to the rest leaving the skin to be hyper-pigmented. A hormone called androgen could also hyperactively increase the production of sebum making it a breeding ground for our beloved bacteria and thus, blemishes. Additionally, hormonal changes in pregnant and menstruating women can cause blemishes.

2. Environmental

Frequent climatic changes, pollution & dust can cause some major blemishes. That’s why always protect your face & other exposed parts which are sensitive to blemishes. Blemishes are also allergic reactions to certain allergies of dust, sun or overexposure to other environmental elements.

3. Improper Care of the Skin & Body

Lack of any skincare routine or incorrect routine along with products unsuitable for your skin type are other major causes of blemishes. Also wrong eating habits, improper diet and insufficient intake of water can initiate blemishes.

Amongst other factors would be stress, internal health problems, aging etc.

blemishes causes skin routineSkin Care for Blemish Prone Skin

1. CTM – Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize

Make sure to wash your skin with a face wash or soap both day and night. Use a gentle PH balanced cleanser so that your skin is not stripped out of its natural oils leaving your skin vulnerable to blemishes. Just because you see spots on your face, doesn’t mean you need to use acne products as they can be too harsh due to certain ingredients. Consult a doctor before using acne products. Use a toner after you wash to tighten your pores and moisturize with an oil-free & non comedogenic moisturizer.

2. Exfoliate once a week

Use an antibacterial exfoliating scrub to remove old skin cells that can otherwise plug pores and generate blemishes. Use the scrub gently, just once a week as it will damage the skin and stimulate more blemishes. Make sure your scrub contains alpha hydroxy acids or AHAs as it will boost cell renewal.

3. Protect your skin

Take precautions in protecting your delicate skin from sun exposure by wearing sunscreen, foundation and other products with SPF15+ and above. Make sure your skin is hydrated all the time, even while sleeping; apply a hydrating cream.

4. Sanitation

Make sure to sanitize your hands always before touching any part of your face because this is the most easiest way for bacteria to spread all over the skin and provoke blemishes. Also while using lip balms from small jars, don’t use your fingers for application, instead apply with a q-tip.

Also Read:

Acne: Types, Causes and Cure
Zeno Acne Clearing Device
How To Get Rid of Blemishes
How To Get Blemish Free Skin

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ik January 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm

me just gave this dose to my friend today!!!:D :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

haha what a perfect timing :yelo:

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Rima Kaur January 12, 2011 at 8:31 pm

i won’t say that my face is prone to blemishes but it gets red like a baboon’s bottom whenever i rub my skin even even a little bit. also, even the tiniest spot gets red and stays that way for weeks, even after healing! and a couple of weeks back i found out that i have freckles. :shock:
my mother’s cheeks are dotted with pigmentation marks ever since i remember and that has made me very cautious. i take great care of my skin and because of my dry skin problem, i exfoliate it mildly everyday.

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Rima Kaur January 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm

but one sin i commit is not wearing sunscreen. i’ve totally given up on it.

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ik January 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

i’m fighting! i dont want to give up. but i just forget alwaysss these days!:(

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Rima Kaur January 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm

arrey i used to be so cautious about it, wouldn’t step out of the house without applying it and then kept reapplying it throughout the day as well. but more than getting fed up of the whole procedure, what irritates me most is how the sunscreen behaves once you start sweating! what a big pain in the backside. then i think about all those people living in hotter parts of the world without any suncreen and how they still have perfectly healthy skin!

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I know I have the same ditto problem :(
Imagine my plight..I toh live in a city where it is summers throughout the year with the hot scorching sun. No matter what sunscreen I apply, the next thing I know it will be gone with the sweat :(

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shilpa January 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm

hi all………
i guess blemishes with ageing just cant be prevented…….but sunscreen does help….but i m too lazy to reapply it every nw and then…esp i m not comfortable with the idea of appplying anything on my face without washing it…..and sometimes its just not possible….

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Neha S. January 13, 2011 at 12:58 am

me too dats y i hate reapplying sunscreen if im not able to wash my face before i do…

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

In that case I think you should carry a tiny bottle of facial spray. It really helps :))

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Giasaysthat January 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I never use toners :worship: :worship: :worship:
I mean never..
i don’t know why. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I used to be like you ;-)
but believe me it makes a lot of difference :))

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shanaiia January 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm

:yes: :yes: :yes:

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm
Bee January 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Nice article :)
even I dont use toners… shud I?
I have large pores though…

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Thank You Bee :))
I believe toners are necessary no mater what skin type you have. Coz like I myself have a dry skin but pretty visible pores. When I use a toner my pores kinda tighten and appear as if they are reduced. For me it really helps. I think you should give it a try. The best toner can do wonders to your skin :))

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Prerana Sharma January 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

its very sad when i see blemishes taking looooong time to cure,
to get a flawless skin like Rati is my dream…

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Oh mine too :(

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bhumika January 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm

insiya..gud 1.. :yes: :yes: I believe non alcoholic toners shd be used…like rose water,honey water,cucumber water..

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thank u bhumika :-* :-*
More coming on that in the next article ;-)

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rachana January 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

what are these hydrating creams….????

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Hydrating creams are super moisturizing which will prevent the skin from drying as you age :)

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Insiya January 13, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I so agree :)

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